Student understandings of numeracy problems: Semantic alignment and analogical reasoning

Davis, James
June 2013
Australian Mathematics Teacher;Jun2013, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p19
Academic Journal
The article presents a study to examine an approach implemented by a state high school in regional southern Queensland in teaching Year Nine students the interpretation and understanding of numeracy worded problems. It describes the methodology and teaching experiences of an innovative extra numeracy program for students. This analysis offers a pedagogical model, RULES & T, as a way to support students in solving worded problems.


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